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Early TV Commercial Jingles *

January 4, 2019

* My apologies to those clicking here on the link entitled “early tv jingos” expecting to see an early times list of chauvinists, nationalists, and super-patriots who may have tried to use TV in the early days as a bully pulpit with the American people. That was never my intention. I meant to write “jingles” ~ little sales songs ~ and not human political type “jingos”  that we usually associate with politics ~ but I was overwhelmed by a life-long running pattern of human error that I cannot change in the way the post originally was put in place for the column notification e-mail.

Thanks to my good friend, Tom Hunter, I was able to jangle over to the word “jingle” ~ the correct intended word ~ on the places in need of change in the title and text of this actual column. I’m glad I don’t have to be perfect or I’d never get anything written into print. ~ I’d rather have an honest problem with random error than be one who has the need to always be right ~ even when I’m proved wrong.

Hope you will understand and forgive. ~ Bill McCurdy

The Merry Texaco Men
The Milton Berle Show
Texaco Star Theater

The Merry Texaco Men

Oh, we’re the men of Texaco!

We work from Maine to Mexico!

There’s nothing like this Texaco of ours!

 

Our show tonight is powerful!

We’ll wow you with an hourful!

Of howls from a showerful of stars!

 

We’re the merry Texaco-men!

Tonight we may be showmen!

Tomorrow we’ll be servicing your cars!

 

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BRYLCREAM MEN’S HAIR TONIC

 

BRYLCREAM! ~ a little dab’ll do ya!

BRYLCREAM! ~ you’ll look so debonair!

BRYLCREAM! ~ the gals will all pursue ya!

SIMPLY-RUB-A-LITTLE-IN-YOUR-HAIR!

 

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A NOW FORGOTTEN HAIR RESTORATION PRODUCT

 

THIS IS THE STORY OF ~ BOBBY THE BALD ONE!

HE LOST HIS GIRL ‘CAUSE ~ HIS HAIR WAS FALLIN!

ALL HE WANTED WAS ~ A NEW HEAD OF HAIR!

TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT ~ BUT THE FATES DON’T CARE!

(I never lost my hair so maybe that’s why today I only recall the jingle’s dilemma ~ and not its commercial solution.)

 

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AJAX KITCHEN/BATH TILE CLEANSER

 

AND SO ~ USE AJAX! ~ BOOM! BOOM!

THE FOAMING CLEANSER! ~ BODDA BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

FLOATS THE DIRT ~ RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN!

 

YOU’LL SYOP PAYING ~ THE ELBOW TAX!

WHEN Y0U START CLEANING ~ WITH AJAX!

 

PICK UP SOME AJAX! ~ BOOM! BOOM!

THE FOAMING CLEANSER! ~ BODDA BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

MAKE CLEANING HOUSE ~ AS RIGHT AS RAIN!

 

BODDA! BODDA! BODDA! BOOM! ~ AJAX!!!

 

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PEPSIDENT TOOTH PASTE

 

YOU’LL WONDER WHERE ~ THE YELLOW WENT!

WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH PEPSIDENT

 

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BURGER KING (2)

 

HOLD THE PICKLE! ~ SPREAD THE LETTUCE!

SPECIAL ORDERS DON’T UPSET US!

ALL WE ASK IS ~ THAT YOU LET US,

SERVE IT YOUR WAY!

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THE BIGGER THE BURGER ~ THE BETTER THE BURGER!

THE BURGERS ARE BIGGER ~ AT BURGER KING!

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McDONALD’S

 

You deserve a break today!

So get out ~ and get away,

~ To McDonald’s!

We’ll do it all for you!

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ASTROWORLD

 

ASTROWORLD! ~ ASTROWORLD!

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD OF FUN, FUN, FUN!

ASTROWORLD! ~ ASTROWORLD!

AND THE PARTY’S JUST BEGUN!

 

SMILING FACES ~ EVERYWHERE!

THRILLS AND RIDES THAT ALL MAY SHARE!

ASTROWORLD! ~ ASTROWORLD!

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD OF FUN!

 

Song writer Dene Hofheinz could deliver the lyrics precisely, but here’s hoping we all got the message on that earlier simpler time in Houston’s history from the above singularly flawed recollection. ~ Astroworld was a great dual place for either a good old-fashioned date or family fun. It’s too bad we couldn’t have brought it with us into the cellphone and internet surreal world of the 21st century, but that’s how life and change variantly work over time, isn’t it?

“We can’t always get what we want.” ~ Mick Jagger.

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If you have some early TV commercial jingles that have stuck in your mind all these years, we would love to read them in the comment section below, so please be generous with us. We were all in same boat with the great electronic Cyclops that invaded and forever changed our culture in the middle of the 20th century. It’s a good feeling for us to share these memories with you ~ and we hope you will now treat yourself to the same possibility.

Regards and One More Time ~ Happy New Year!

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle